Reply to post: Re: It's the complexity we need

Brit neural net pioneer just revolutionised speech recognition all over again

Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward

Re: It's the complexity we need

It's quite scary just how quickly words are being lost due to homogenisation. There was an article on the BBC News website a few weeks ago and even something as simple as 'splinter' had 10 different words regionally throughout the UK in the 1950s and now we're down to just two with 'splinter' in most of the UK and 'spelk' hanging on in the North East of England.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-36388364

To paraphrase: All those words will be lost in time, like tears in rain. It's been happening since language first evolved and will continue to happen, it's a natural thing but at least we have the technology and knowledge to archive as much as possible now.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019